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Title: Process for producing ethanol from plant biomass using the fungus Paecilomyces sp

Abstract

A process for producing ethanol from plant biomass is disclosed. The process includes forming a substrate from the biomass with the substrate including hydrolysates of cellulose and hemicellulose. A species of the fungus Paecilomyces which has the ability to ferment both cellobiose and xylose to ethanol is then selected and isolated. The substrate is inoculated with this fungus, and the inoculated substrate is then fermented under conditions favorable for cell viability and conversion of hydrolysates to ethanol. Finally, ethanol is recovered from the fermented substrate. 5 figs., 3 tabs.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Solar Energy Research Inst., Golden, CO (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5541111
Application Number:
ON: DE86013679
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; ERA-11-004012; EDB-86-134691
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; CELLOBIOSE; BIOCONVERSION; ETHANOL; BIOSYNTHESIS; STARCH; XYLOSE; BIOMASS; CELLULOSE; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; FUNGI; PH VALUE; ALCOHOLS; ALDEHYDES; CARBOHYDRATES; DATA; DISACCHARIDES; ENERGY SOURCES; HYDROXY COMPOUNDS; INFORMATION; MONOSACCHARIDES; NUMERICAL DATA; OLIGOSACCHARIDES; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PENTOSES; PLANTS; POLYSACCHARIDES; REAGENTS; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; SACCHARIDES; SYNTHESIS; 090222* - Alcohol Fuels- Preparation from Wastes or Biomass- (1976-1989); 550700 - Microbiology

Citation Formats

Wu, J.F. Process for producing ethanol from plant biomass using the fungus Paecilomyces sp. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Wu, J.F. Process for producing ethanol from plant biomass using the fungus Paecilomyces sp. United States.
Wu, J.F. Thu . "Process for producing ethanol from plant biomass using the fungus Paecilomyces sp". United States.
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abstractNote = {A process for producing ethanol from plant biomass is disclosed. The process includes forming a substrate from the biomass with the substrate including hydrolysates of cellulose and hemicellulose. A species of the fungus Paecilomyces which has the ability to ferment both cellobiose and xylose to ethanol is then selected and isolated. The substrate is inoculated with this fungus, and the inoculated substrate is then fermented under conditions favorable for cell viability and conversion of hydrolysates to ethanol. Finally, ethanol is recovered from the fermented substrate. 5 figs., 3 tabs.},
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year = {1985},
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